Is there any way of conectiong my Hi-fi speakers(with normal hi-fi connections) to onboard audio or a soundcard?
I've searched a bit , but i can't find anything.
I really wanted to do this, so i could have a 4.1 system.....
I guess i could buy one....
I would have to link the pc to the amp and then the amp to the speakers right?
Right now i'm using a cable to connect the onboard audio to my Hi-FI, i ain't using my pc spekaers
alternatively you could get a receiver capable of 5.1 with digital inputs and a sound card with a digital output and then configure the digital out to work on your sound card and then let the receiver do the processing.
I mainly use headphones but I have a pair of Infinity bookshelf speakers that I want to hookup and use as well. So, I'm looking for a 2 channel integrated amp to drive them. I'll probably use it as a passthrough before my headphone amp that way both devices can utilize my external DAC
well to connect your hi-fi speakers to your pc youll need a reciever/amplifier aswell...connect the speakers to the amp like normal...then get a phono lead (the red and white/black to one headphone jack) and just plug that into your soundcard...ive done this with my Denon PMA-250se amp and my 2 jamo studip 170 speakers...and they are crisp with even onboard sound
I've got it working, trough my hi-fi....
It's better than nothing right?Sound has improved alot, i now just have to get some more wire to get the back speakers on top of the drawer.
I'm working on building my own speakers(possibility) and if i decide i do so , ill probably get an amplifier.
The current system eats 220W and my hi-fi only has 100W , does that mean that i loose quality , or do i loose power(max volume is lower).
Thanks everibody for theyr help!
Wattage should not be much of a concern. As long as you've got a quality amp/receiver you'll be fine. I run a pair of custom speakers off a 30W class T amp (and a seperate sub/amp) and it's FAR superior to my friends Logitech Z's with their "600W" or whatever they state.
Edit: I noticed that a phono connection was mentioned as an red and white. RCA connections are red and white, while phono is used mainly for old record players. Just didn't want you to go out and buy one.
yeah you don't need to worry about power so much... it's more important that the power be good clean power. I've seen speakers rated at 225w handle 1000w of clean power before. and likewise 40w from a good amp will suffice
Yeah but there is the risk of damaging the speakers when you play at high volumes. A quality amp will not distort, but sub-par amplification will be strained as soon as you pump up the volume, outputting distortion.
I'm not saying that a quality 50W amp will kill speakers with a 91db sensitivity and 120W rated power, but speakers with less than 89db can be power hogs.
In general, it's always best to have more power than not enough. Just don't believe the hype of these 1kw monsters which are tested with unrealistic loads.
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